New class guidelines in California’s public schools will now include major LGBT milestones and figures.
The new guidelines ask schools to include the place of LGBT Americans in the country’s history.
‘We are proud to represent a diverse state, and we are proud that this framework reflects the state that we serve,’ Lauryn Wild, a curriculum specialist who worked on the new guidelines, told CBS SF.
These new guidelines will mean teaching children about diverse family types and the rights movement in second and fourth grade.
The California Board of Education unanimously approved the curriculum changes.
The law was introduced in 2012, but was held back by disagreements over interpretation and religious and conservative activism.
A major complaint of the new provisions is the lack of mention of Native Americans and the concept of manifest destiny, or the policy of integrating Native Americans into the United States.
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